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Womens Hoka One One Clifton Running Shoe

Women's Hoka One One Clifton

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Women's HOKA ONE ONE® CLIFTON :: Take the feeling of running on grass to the concrete jungle with the new Women's Hoka One One® Clifton running shoe. Experience what's quite possibly the smoothest ride on the market with this innovative, highly cushioned shoe. Get that ultra cush Hoka feel at an almost unbelievable low weight, while counting on this line's signature Meta-Rocker geometry to give you a fantastically fluid, amazingly efficient ride. Plus, your feet will be protected from chafe and irritation thanks to the Clifton's no-sew, stripped down upper 6.9 ounces

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NEUTRAL+ [?]
If you have a high arch, are a high-mileage runner, or want the maximum amount of cushioning, Neutral+ is your shoe style. Enjoy a smooth ride with enhanced cushioning and reduced impact with improved shock absorption. If pronation is not a problem then choose Neutral+ shoes. When choosing running shoes, find your perfect fit using this chart. Category types are based on factors like arch height, running habits and body frame.

Features & Benefits:

  • Ultra-Lightweight No Sew SpeedFrame Construction: Lightweight, 3-Layer welded support frame is designed to provide security between the foot and upper on any terrain
  • Early Stage Meta-Rocker Geometry: Designed to encourage a smoother ride and faster transition to the forefoot
  • Full Length HIP CMEVA Midsole: Hoka One One's proprietary midsole provides an unmatched combination of high performance cushioning with an inherently stable ride
  • Full Ground Contact Design
  • Strategic Hi-Abrasion Rubber Zones: Provide durability
  • Heel-To-Toe Drop: 5mm
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4.7

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Pros

  • Good cushioning (14)
  • Lightweight (13)
  • Light weight (6)
  • Comfortable (5)
  • Good support (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Road running (5)
    • Running (5)
    • Walking (4)
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    5.0

    Hoka One One

    By Melanie

    from Catonsville, MD

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • awesome
    • Comfortable
    • Light Weight

    Cons

    • Flimsy Laces

    Best Uses

    • Running Long Or Short Run

    This shoe delivers on comfort. I have no pain with long or short runs. So light weight I don't feel like I'm wearing anything but cushions. I've gone through several different brands of shoes and these are my most comfortable yet.

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    • No
     
    4.0

    Rock star shoes

    By Marie

    from Columbus ms

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Nice comfy, supportive running shoe for high mileage! Toe box could be a bit wider! Love the bright color combo! Hoka's rock!

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          2.0

          not the right shoe for me

          By Julie

          from Utah

          Pros

          • Cushion

          Cons

          • Gait Change
          • Plantar Fasciitis

          Best Uses

            I'm only giving this lower rating because I wish I had seen a few more critical reviews before I purchased this shoe so I wouldn't be so heartbroken that it wasn't right for me.

            I have been wearing the Brooks Launch for three years and am totally loyal to that brand. I wear the Pure Flows for cross training and have had good luck with the Ghost as well. I was looking for a shoe like the Clifton that was lightweight but provided plenty of cushion to save the bottoms of my feet from becoming tender after longer runs. These shoes definitely provide that "running on clouds" feeling and I wish that were enough of a positive to outweigh the negatives because they truly feel fantastic.

            After wearing these shoes for a few short 4-6 mile runs I have developed a WICKED case of plantar fasciitis. The shoes are the only variable I've changed in my running so I know they are the cause. Also, I can tell I have changed my gait/stride and am using my quads and groin more than my glutes and hamstrings, which isn't ideal.

            The shoe also just feels floppy on my foot. I have a VERY narrow foot and I simply cannot tie the laces tight enough on these shoes to make them feel secure. Also, the ankle polls down my socks which is completely infuriating.

            I kept trying to love these shoes because the cushioning truly feels FANTASTIC, but have decided I need to just go back to my tried and true Brooks.

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            5.0

            LOVE LOVE LOVE

            By Patty

            from Chula Vista, CA

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Ample Toe Room
            • Great cushioning
            • Light Weight
            • No Adjustment Time
            • No pain

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Road

              As an "older" runner (it's all in your mind really), I need more cushioning for my knees and hips. I've run in Saucony's for years. Did 1/2 marathon and had considerable hip pain. Just suffice it to say, I got Hoka Clifton's, did several long training runs included a 10 miler. Ran a 10 mile race, walked away from it looking like I had just gone for a stroll. They are wonderful! I bought a second pair I loved them so much. Thought I was going to have to cut down on my running....no more!

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              • No
               
              5.0

              Love the Hoka One One Line

              By Biker Chick

              from Boca Raton, FL

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Extremely comfortable
              • Extremely Cushioned
              • Fits my wide foot
              • Good support
              • Light Weight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Walking
                • Work

                I have had a lot of bilateral heel pain for years. Cortisone injections helped temporarily but I ended up having surgery that actually made it worse. Then I had the Extracorporal Shock Wave tx which helped tremendously. I still can't walk barefooted and need to wear extremely comfortable, supportive shoes. The Clifton and Hoka One One brand fill the bill. They are unbelievably the best shoe I have ever worn. I don't have heel pain anymore. Highly recommend these shoes.

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                4.0

                whoa, runs really big

                By soggy

                from Arizona

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      They advise ordering a 1/2 size up. I went ahead and ordered my NORMAL size and when the shoes arrived I excitedly pulled them out of the box... whoa, these shoes run very very large. I normally wear a 10 in Brooks but have re-ordered these Hoka's a full size smaller. (9) I will say this; customer service was exceptional when I called to share my experience regarding the erroneous fitting advice recommended on the website. They were very apologetic and expedited me another pair.

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                      5.0

                      Finally a shoe I can run in...

                      By Cautiously Jogging Again

                      from Dallas, TX

                      Verified Reviewer

                      Pros

                      • Cushion
                      • Good For Heal And Arch Pa
                      • Lightweight

                      Cons

                      • style

                      Best Uses

                        I haven't been able to run consistently in a long time due to plantar fasciitis and arch pain. I've been looking for shoes that give me some relief and finally found them in these Hokas. They are pretty lightweight and after about 2 miles I practically forgot I had them on...except that my feet actually felt energized and that's so abnormal for me anymore. I am really happy with this purchase.

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                        5.0

                        Really like them!

                        By Caryn

                        from Tokyo Japan

                        Pros

                        • Cushioned

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Running

                          I have been wearing Newton for years, my sister recommended I try these and wow, what a different run. Very cushioned, believe they may decrease injuries, or at least I am hoping they will... Last year I had plantar fasciitis and heel spurs which took me out for months. Definitely a different run, could feel it in my calves, but I am actually running faster in these! I ran 5 miles the first day I wore them. Big note: I wear 9 - 9.5 in shoes, in Newton or Brooks I wear 11, in Hoka I wear 10! So, follow the guidance and order 1/2 up and they should fit!

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                          4.0

                          Running on clouds

                          By RunAroundSt. P

                          from St. Paul, MN

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Cushion
                          • Nice Look
                          • Roomy toe box

                          Cons

                          • Upper Is High

                          Best Uses

                          • Good In Light Snow
                          • High Milage
                          • Hills
                          • Road running

                          I have read and heard about the Hokas for a couple of years now, especially amongst Ironman and Ultra friends. I didn't like the bulky moonboot look until now. The Clifton is less bulky and weighs no more than my Kinvaras. I tend to wear minimalist footwear but my feet taking a beating when doing down hill work. I plan to continue to train with the Cliftons on hills and use them for 3 road marathons, 3 days in a row. They are nice to wear in the winter, not because they are that warm but, they keep you up above the snow, no wet feet. Only complaint is a fit issue. The top of the shoe is too high for my anatomy and rubs the outside of my ankle. Bigger insoles have somewhat fixed this and I am still working on a good remedy because I otherwise love the shoes.

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                          4.0

                          Overall Great Except for Narrow Toe Box

                          By Marathon Maniac

                          from Cincinnati, OH

                          Verified Reviewer

                          Pros

                          • Cushioned
                          • Lightweight

                          Cons

                          • Narrow toe box

                          Best Uses

                            I am trying these out to see if they help alleviate my plantar fasciitis and so far, so good. I have worn them for some 10-12 mile runs and am really pleased, overall. However, the toe box does run a bit narrow, and I have started to get some blistering on longer runs. There are a few other things I'm not crazy about. The laces are quite stiff, and it is hard to get a secure fit over the heel and the instep. The shoes lack the extra hole at the top if you want to lock in your heel. I love how lightweight these shoes are, but I am wondering how well they will hold up. They run long, so despite the narrow toe box you need to go down half a size at least. Despite all the criticisms I have of these shoes, I am running without pain right now for the first time in months so I am going to stick with them. I might need to cut some holes into the upper to accommodate my toes without blistering. Sad to have to do that to such relatively expensive shoes!

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                            • No
                             
                            4.0

                            loving these shoes

                            By Aging runner

                            from Menlo Park, CA

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • cushion-y
                            • Good arch support

                            Cons

                            • Slippery laces

                            Best Uses

                            • Flat Terrain
                            • Road running

                            Background: I'm a 43 year old, 20-25 mile per week runner...mix of road, trail, and treadmill. I was noticing joint pains in my knees, ankles, and hips towards the end of my 6-7 mile runs. In addition to the occasional ibuprofen, I thought I'd try some new shoes. I've had them for about a month. These shoes have virtually eliminated my joint pains.. presumably bc of the extreme cushiony soles. I did have to adjust my gait a bit: shorter stride and more mid-foot strike. I gave the shoe 4 stars for several reasons: shoe laces are slippery so I feel like they loosen up during a run; while downhill running, the shoe feels less stable probably also bc of my 'new' mid-foot strike; shoe is not great on trails or uneven terrain also bc it feels less stable.
                            Overall, these are working great for me. My joints are happy, so I'm happy.

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                            • No
                             
                            4.0

                            Love everything but the toe box!

                            By HKA

                            from Huntington Beach, CA

                            Pros

                            • Cushion
                            • Light

                            Cons

                            • Toe Box

                            Best Uses

                              I am a happier runner in these shoes! My pace has increased and my legs and feet feel much better since running in Cliftons. The only thing I wish is that the toe box was wider. I have had issues with blisters on my toes ) =

                               
                              5.0

                              Nothing but compliments

                              By Eva

                              from Montrose, MI.

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Cushiony
                              • Cute
                              • Light

                              Cons

                              • Can't think of any

                              Best Uses

                              • Gym
                              • Running
                              • Walking

                              I just love these cute lightweight ClIfton Hokas.
                              I broke my foot and was looking for a cushiony shoe to restart my walk, run, cycling and gym training. These shoes are perfect!!

                              • Was this a gift?:
                              • No
                               
                              4.0

                              Almost

                              By ALFooch

                              from South Glastonbury, CT

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Comfortable
                              • Cushion
                              • Light

                              Cons

                              • Narrowish Toe Box

                              Best Uses

                                I really wanted to like these. I think they would have been a 5 star shoe but the toe box width was just not wide enough for me so I had to return them. They are very light and cushiony but yet feel like a controlled ride. I was very pleased that they had just a 5mm drop from heal to toe. I needed just a tiny bit more width and they would have been great. (but prob not enough to try them in a wide)

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                                5.0

                                So comfy!

                                By Runmore

                                from Pacifica

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Like Strong Marshmallows

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                    These are awesome for training on pavement.
                                    They are extremely light and springy

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                                    • No
                                     
                                    5.0

                                    shoes like no other

                                    By ithinkican3

                                    from birmingham,al

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                          Love these shoes- they run very large I went down an entire size

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                                          • No
                                           
                                          4.0

                                          great cushion and spring

                                          By Lisa

                                          from Missoula Montana

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                            Cons

                                            • Needs A Bit More Stabilit
                                            • Needs A Bit Of Stability

                                            Best Uses

                                              put these on with my othordics and i love them so now there is cush and support as i have to prop my arches up
                                              love the rocker propulsion feel and light weight
                                              was looking for a replacement for some mizunos that just arent the same shoe anymore and these will definately keep me going

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                                              • No
                                               
                                              5.0

                                              Great Shoe

                                              By RockyTop Runner

                                              from Knoxville, TN

                                              Verified Buyer

                                              Pros

                                              • Great Cushion

                                              Cons

                                              • better colors

                                              Best Uses

                                              • It's A Half Marathon Shoe

                                              Super light weight and cushioning, this is not a 40+ week shoe for me but perfect for half marathon training. HOKA saved my running!!

                                              • Was this a gift?:
                                              • No
                                               
                                              4.0

                                              Great shoe, but not for me.

                                              By CRWC

                                              from South Bay

                                              Pros

                                              • Awesome Cushion
                                              • Great For Downhill Runs
                                              • Great for long distance

                                              Cons

                                              • Hurts My Calves
                                              • Lower Heel Drop

                                              Best Uses

                                              • Knee support
                                              • Long distance runs

                                              I run 25 to 35 miles a week. This is such a great shoe with awesome cushion for long distance runs, but the lower drop in the heel makes my lower back of my legs work harder on my runs, causing calve pain. On the positive note, the cushion provides a painfree run for my feet and minimizes knee pain. I went back to my Glycerin 12, which resulted in no calve pain, but not enough cushion for my feet for long runs. If you have issues with knee pain and don't mind the lower heel drop, I highly recommend the Hoka Clifton for your long distance runs.

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                                              • No
                                               
                                              5.0

                                              Sizing runs huge, very comfortable

                                              By K H

                                              from Brooklyn, NY

                                              Verified Buyer

                                              Pros

                                                Cons

                                                  Best Uses

                                                  • Jogging

                                                  These are great shoes. They're so comfortable and supportive. They're also lightweight. I did not care for Road Runner's suggestion to buy them half a size large. These are HUGE. I wear an 8.5 or 9 in regular shoes. I usually wear a 9 in running shoes. I ordered a 9. They were way too big. I sent them back for an 8.5. These are on the edge of too big, too, but I'm using them because I don't want to end up with tight toe boxes. I might try an 8 next time. I'd say these run a full size large.

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                                                  • No
                                                   
                                                  5.0

                                                  NO PAIN!

                                                  By Tricia

                                                  from San Francisco Bay Area

                                                  Verified Reviewer

                                                  Pros

                                                  • Very light

                                                  Cons

                                                  • none

                                                  Best Uses

                                                    This shoe was recommended to me by the website, since I was having pain on the side of my foot when walking 2-3 miles a day. I was trying to increase the mileage but the pain was not going away. I thought my Nike Vomero shoes were getting worn too much and needed to be replaced. I tried the Hoka Clifton for the first time yesterday and I had absolutely no pain! Thank you, Road Runner Sports for your expertise and recommendation! They are so light and comfortable!

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                                                    • No
                                                     
                                                    5.0

                                                    Great support and gain speed!

                                                    By Lucia Runner!

                                                    from Lakewood, WA

                                                    Verified Buyer

                                                    Pros

                                                    • Light Comfortable Suppo

                                                    Cons

                                                    • Laces Color

                                                    Best Uses

                                                    • Long runs

                                                    Great shoe with a lot of support! Light!

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                                                    • No
                                                     
                                                    5.0

                                                    Love Hoka!

                                                    By Kate

                                                    from Hillsdale nj

                                                    Verified Buyer

                                                    Pros

                                                      Cons

                                                        Best Uses

                                                          Age 55 run approx 12 miles/ week. These shoes are light and v comfy. Great on joints and back. These are my second pair of Hoka's and Iam a big fan!

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                                                          • No
                                                           
                                                          5.0

                                                          Wow great shoe

                                                          By CTK

                                                          from Greenwood,MI

                                                          Verified Buyer

                                                          Pros

                                                            Cons

                                                              Best Uses

                                                                Comfortable and light

                                                                • Was this a gift?:
                                                                • No
                                                                 
                                                                5.0

                                                                So far, I love them!

                                                                By Lead foot

                                                                from Sunbury, PA

                                                                Verified Buyer

                                                                Pros

                                                                • Nice stability
                                                                • Perfect amount of cushion

                                                                Cons

                                                                • Could come in more colors

                                                                Best Uses

                                                                • Running

                                                                I had the conquests for the past year and really like them, so when it was time to get a new pair, I researched the Hokas and the Cliftons had great reviews, so I got them instead. It helped that they were cheaper too. I only ran in them twice yet, but I loved them both times. It's like having some spring in the shoe, but the best part is that my legs aren't killing me when I'm done running.

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                                                                • No
                                                                 
                                                                5.0

                                                                The Best Hoka Yet

                                                                By Coach D

                                                                from Nashville, Tn

                                                                Verified Reviewer

                                                                Pros

                                                                • lightweight and cushioned

                                                                Cons

                                                                • Tongue Length A Little Lo

                                                                Best Uses

                                                                  I used to run in Brooks Ravenna, but as I began doing more marathons per year and ultramarathons, I felt like I needed more cushioning. I tried the Hoka Kailu Tarmac first. It was a good, lightweight, fairly cushioned shoe, but the toebox was a little shallow and put pressure on my second toe. Then I tried Bondi B's, but 10's felt a little heavy and clunky in the later miles of a marathon. Finally, I tried the Hoka Cliftons. LOVE. They are the perfect Hoka for me. I was worried about the toe box not being wide enough, but in a 12-miler right out of the box, it was plenty wide and I have no sore nails, no blisters. I'll update if my opinion changes, but so far, I am really happy. The only minor issue is the overly long tongue rubs a little. A note about sizing: I wear 1/2 size smaller in Hokas than other brands such as Brooks, Saucony, and Asics.

                                                                   
                                                                  5.0

                                                                  Best shoe I have ever had

                                                                  By Robin of Sherwood Forest

                                                                  from Santa Rosa, CA

                                                                  Verified Buyer

                                                                  Pros

                                                                    Cons

                                                                      Best Uses

                                                                        I have had foot surgery and have ankle problems and this is the first shoe I have worn to walk in and now jog in and occasionally run in with NO pain in years. For me it has been a miracle shoe. And now I use them to work out in the gym. It has been 4 months since I bought them and I have not a negative word to say (I exercise 5-6 days a week).I have started to wear a new pair I bought for day use. My feet, ankles and back feel good--what a great way to start the new year! (And I am 60+ years young.)

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                                                                        • No
                                                                         
                                                                        5.0

                                                                        Great Running Clouds

                                                                        By Mimi90024

                                                                        from Los Angeles

                                                                        Verified Buyer

                                                                        Pros

                                                                        • Confortable
                                                                        • Cushioning
                                                                        • Supportive

                                                                        Cons

                                                                          Best Uses

                                                                            I love these shoes- they are awesome!

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                                                                            5.0

                                                                            What a Ride!

                                                                            By Tallulah

                                                                            from Lake Charles, LA

                                                                            Verified Buyer

                                                                            Pros

                                                                            • Cushioned ride
                                                                            • Easy On The Kness
                                                                            • Great Color
                                                                            • Super lightweight

                                                                            Cons

                                                                            • Different Feel At First

                                                                            Best Uses

                                                                            • Longer Runs Are Better

                                                                            Kept my eye on and asked a lot of questions about these shoes for quite some time before buying. I wasted precious time because these are wonderful shoes to run in and walk in. The longer distances have become more fun because I have better energy and my knees don't ache anymore. Will definitely buy another pair.

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                                                                            • No
                                                                             
                                                                            4.0

                                                                            Great cushioning for aching legs & feet!

                                                                            By wideload

                                                                            from Bridgewater, VA

                                                                            Verified Buyer

                                                                            Pros

                                                                              Cons

                                                                                Best Uses

                                                                                  This is my 5th purchase of the Hoka Clifton since the summer. I fell in love after my first run in them and snatched up several pairs before they changed the style or something... Great straight out of the box but they are not durable wearing out very quickly. I am already on my third pair! None the less, they are a good alternate between my asics nimbus and nike's. I am a distance runner - about 80 miles/wk.

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